Coffin, Scarcely Used

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Rue Morgue Press, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 160 pages
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This is the first book in the Flaxborough Chronicles, often considered one of the funniest of the English detective series, and introduces Inspector Purbright who looks in varius crimes in what one inhabitant calls "A high-spirited town--like Gomorrah." This is no genteel English village and Purbright's first case involves a doctor's surgery that is being used as a brothel. First published in England in 1958 and in the U.S. in 1967.

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Review: Coffin, Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

A nice, clever, cozy English murder mystery. The first in a series of well plotted mysteries with quiet, but insightful Inspector Purbright and his less than competent assistant, Sargent Love (Watson ... Read full review

Review: Coffin, Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

A nice, clever, cozy English murder mystery. The first in a series of well plotted mysteries with quiet, but insightful Inspector Purbright and his less than competent assistant, Sargent Love (Watson ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Colin Watson was born in 1920. He worked as a journalist but was most famous for his twelve 'Flaxborough' novels, set in a small fictional town in England. Four of the 'Flaxborough' novels were adapted for television by the BBC under the series title Murder Most English and Watson's Detective Inspector Purbright remains one of the most intellectual detectives in the crime genre. Colin Watson died in 1983.

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